Submit your poster abstract for Sydney 2020
The poster displays at the International Forum
The poster displays at the International Forum are hugely popular. They are a valuable opportunity to showcase your improvement and safety projects, and to help others learn from your strategies and experiences.
We expect around 1,500 healthcare professionals from over 35 countries at Sydney 2020. They will be looking through the poster displays for ideas, strategies, and tips for implementing improvement projects in their own organisations. They will also be looking to connect to those they can learn from or work with on future projects.
Every year we have hundreds of displays demonstrating a wide range of improvement and safety projects implemented in local, national or global settings. We encourage you to share your achievements and contribute with your work and ideas to improving healthcare worldwide.
Why should you display a poster?
Securing a poster display offers you an opportunity to have your work included in the International Forum Conference Proceedings and to present your work to delegates on our Poster Stage. Authors will be given the opportunity to deliver short presentations about their project and answer questions from the audience. These facilitated sessions will be open to all attendees.
- Get your abstract included in the International Forum Conference Proceedings
- Present your poster on our Poster Stage
- Showcase your achievements to key international opinion leaders and colleagues from around the world
- Demonstrate ideas that work and can be adapted by others
- Start conversations and collaborations with teams worldwide
- Communicate your organisation’s work and share successes
- Build your profile by displaying your work at a prestigious international event
- Influence outcomes on a global scale
For the first time, we had ePoster displays at the International Forum in Taipei (September 2019). These will be hosted online for the next year instead of being put together in a Conference Proceedings. To access the site, please use these login details:
Our poster topics
Your poster will be displayed by the topic or theme you select during the abstract submission process. We have seven topics that you can submit to:
One of the biggest challenges facing the global quality movement is limiting the harm caused by medical error. Abstracts in this stream should consider innovative ways to tackle this issue, considering how we prevent adverse events through advances in technology, process and human factors training. We’re also looking for approaches that analyse what goes well (frequent events) in order to create a system that is able to adapt to shifting and unexpected conditions without a reduction in quality of care.
Quality, Cost, Value
More care is not always better; overtesting and overprescribing can lead to a worse outcome for the patient and an intolerable strain on the healthcare system. Abstracts in this stream should consider how to improve efficiency of care by creating new models, process improvements or pathways that are focussed on what matters most to the patient.
Person and Family-Centred Care
A core value of the quality improvement movement is moving from a place where healthcare is provided to the patient, to a collaborative space where patients have agency over the design, process and outcomes from their care. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we keep the patient at the heart of healthcare, the value of co-designing projects with service users, and the benefits of patients taking the lead in improving lives for their communities.
Population and Public Health
The quality improvement movement recognises that to improve outcomes for a population we need to promote health as well as prevent illness, and ensure everyone has equal access to care. Abstracts in this stream should look at innovative approaches to improving health outcomes on a national scale, as well as how new approaches can reach the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Building Capability and Leadership
To implement a new revolution in quality of care, organisations need to empower individuals at every level to be agents for change. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we can disseminate learning and knowledge, build networks, optimise teams and scale up ideas from individual projects to international programmes.
Any successful quality improvement strategy needs to be underpinned by a robust methodology and framework so that results can be measured, evaluated and shared. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we analyse these methodologies, and what new models and approaches could transform the way we take ideas through to successful implementation.
Work in Progress
Most QI projects take a while to implement but you can still show the progress you are making and seek further guidance and inspiration from your peers. Abstracts in this stream should showcase the preliminary results of your project including your initial assessment of the problem, the methodology and design of the project and the current stage the work is at.
All notifications will be sent out in June 2020. Please note the email address that you supply in the Submitter Details page will be the email address used to correspond the results of your submission. If you change email addresses during this time, please let us know so we can update the system.